I hope that all is well in your world. I am doing okie-dokie. Feelin' a little yukey this a.m. but I'll be okay. I was recently reading a little info. from Matt Amsden over at Rawvolution and had to share. Here's what he says about three things that sap our energy and compromise our health.
Your body is over seventy percent water, shouldn’t your food choices mirror this? A great way to get a head start on becoming hydrated is to consume food that has not had the natural water removed from it through cooking. Cooked food does nothing to provide your body with much-needed water and, it dehydrates you further in your bodies attempt to digest it. Everything you put in your stomach needs to be turned into liquid to be digested. How easily is your current diet liquefied?
Recent data shows that nutritional deficiencies are most often caused by what we eat rather than by what we do not eat. Your current diet may be robbing you of precious vitamins and minerals. A well balanced diet of consciously prepared raw plant foods contains the full compliment of essential vitamins and minerals, while food prepared using conventional methods destroys over 80% of that foods nutrition. Can you afford 80% less nutrition than is naturally found in your food?
Lack of Enzymes
Enzymes are responsible for every metabolic process that takes place in your body from digestion to healing. Most prepared food is served with up to 100% of the natural enzymes destroyed. One hundred percent! When the lipase and amylase enzymes are destroyed, the body cannot digest fats or carbohydrates and they are stored in the body, causing you to gain weight. When you consume living, enzyme rich food, it practically digests itself. This leaves you with a surplus of energy to play harder, work more efficiently and do more of what you love!
That's another knock against processed foods!
Tomorrow, I will hopefully be posting about the raw foods class that I took. Had to get the trusty laptop (which contains the photo I want to put on the post) looked at so I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to get it back tonight.
Have a great day, Lovelies!!